JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WGNO) — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a female inmate.
According to officials, a female inmate was taken to the hospital after officers found her unresponsive in her cell on Friday (Jan. 20) around 7:30 a.m. She was hospitalized overnight where she later died the following morning around 8:40 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.
The incident remains under investigation. Detectives do not suspect foul play.